My brother got married this past weekend (more blog posts probably to come) but below is the speech my sister and I coauthored for the occasion…
Hey everyone! Thank you for coming to celebrate Brett and Amanda’s last night of being single. If you didn’t already know, we’re Brett’s sisters, Elena and Tori. Unlike Brett, mom’s favorite, we are the more talkative ones so it’s only fitting that we are going to say a little something tonight.
Brett has always been a go with the flow kind of guy. When we were little he’d happily put on tap shoes with me and dance around the kitchen or play army men with his cousin Tucker for hours on end. But when Tori was born on his 4th birthday, he was not a happy camper! Despite my mother being more preoccupied with celebrating his birthday than delivering a baby, he didn’t quite appreciate his ice cream cup with a candle and presents in the hospital. But little did he know how close we’d all become.
Growing up, Brett supported us in all of our endeavors. Swim meets, dance recitals, softball games, you name it. And not once (to our faces that is) did he complain. His “man of few words” demeanor has come in handy throughout the years. For example, sophomore year of high school, I experienced my first heartbreak. A few days later, I received a Facebook message from Brett. No message, only a link to the All American Rejects song, “Gives You Hell”. For those of you who don’t know the song, it is about a boy who just got broken up with. In the song he sings, “when you see my face I hope it gives you hell.” Brett has such a way with words.
Bretts love for music has since evolved (just wait until you hear the band tomorrow night) but his loyal yet quiet support for all his friends and family continues to grow.
So Amanda, when you come home after a crazy day at work to your quiet husband… know that he is in fact listening and supporting you. Just listen to the music he plays you, drink the wine he pours you, or soak in the bath he draws you. You are one lucky lady! We wish you both many happy years together. We cannot wait for you to join our family.
So let’s raise our glasses for the happy couple! Congrats! We love you!